jessica rekos, daniel barden and vicki soto. while emilie parker's family travels to their home state of utah, where they will bury their 6-year-old daughter in the coming days. difficult days here in newtown. police will be out in full force today as schools here reopen, two hours ahead of schedule. yesterday, hundreds of newtown teachers received expert training on children and bereavement. those are skills they'll certainly need in the days, weeks, and months to come. elizabeth? >> think months is probably more like it, you're absolutely right, amy. thank you so much. >> a lot of healing to go. they sure do. we're going to turn to the punishing weather sweeping across the country, threatening holiday travel. blizzards, rain, high winds right now. sam is here with the latest. i take it that tornadoes are a possibility, too? >> yeah. when this storm gets east, it's going to have components of rough weather. strong to severe weather in parts of the deep south. we'll start with the pictures coming in from portland, oregon, area. when this storm slammed the coastline, 25-foot waves along the shoreline.